Category: Digital Compact Cameras

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Official Canon G9 X Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Canon Japan has released 4 high-resolution sample images captured with the new, 20-megapixel Poweshot G9 X digital compact camera. Spanning a variety of genres incuding still life, macro, landscape and portraiture, these Canon PowerShot G9 X samples were all taken at the sensor's base sensitivity of ISO 125/22°.

Website: Official Canon PowerShot G9 X Sample Photos

Canon Japan has released 4 high-resolution sample images captured with the new, 20-megapixel Poweshot G9 X digital compact camera. Spanning a variety of genres incuding still life, macro, landscape and portraiture, these Canon PowerShot G9 X samples were all taken at the sensor's base sensitivity of ISO 125/22°. Website:<...

Official Canon G5 X Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Canon Japan has published four full-resolution sample photos taken with the brand new PowerShot G5 X compact camera. Captured at a sensitivity setting of ISO 125/22°, these Canon PowerShot G5 X samples span a variety of genres including product photography, landscape and portraiture. You can download the G5 X sample images from the website below.

Website: Official Canon PowerShot G5 X Samples

Canon Japan has published four full-resolution sample photos taken with the brand new PowerShot G5 X compact camera. Captured at a sensitivity setting of ISO 125/22°, these Canon PowerShot G5 X samples span a variety of genres including product photography, landscape and portraiture. You can download the G5 X sample...

Canon PowerShot G5 X Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon PowerShot G5 X compact camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon PowerShot G5 X compact camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon PowerShot G5 X compact camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon PowerShot G5 X compact camera.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon PowerShot G9 X compact camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon PowerShot G9 X compact camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon PowerShot G9 X compact camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon PowerShot G9 X compact camera.

Canon PowerShot G5 X and PowerShot G9 X

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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Canon has expanded its prestigious PowerShot G-series with two new additions, the PowerShot G5 X and PowerShot G9 X. The PowerShot G5 X is ideal for serious enthusiasts wanting professional levels of DSLR-like control and quality, whilst the PowerShot G9 X is perfect for those who want to unleash their creativity with a premium, pocket sized camera capable of capturing spontaneous moments.

The Canon PowerShot G5 X will be available from November 2015 with an RRP of £629.99/€899.99. The Canon PowerShot G9 X will be available from November 2015 with an RRP of £399.99/€569.99.

Canon has expanded its prestigious PowerShot G-series with two new additions, the PowerShot G5 X and PowerShot G9 X. The PowerShot G5 X is ideal for serious enthusiasts wanting professional levels of DSLR-like control and quality, whilst the PowerShot G9 X is perfect for those who want to unleash their...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Light L16

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Palo Alto based startup Light has announced the L16, a new kind of imaging device sporting 16 camera modules. Roughly the size of an iPhone 6S Plus in a case, the Light L16 has 5 cameras with 35mm equivalent lenses, 5 modules with 70mm equivalent primes and 6 units boasting 150mm equivalent telephoto lenses. Each camera module utilises a small imaging chip of the kind typically  used in smartphones. The 35mm equivalent units have a traditional, vertically stacked optical arrangement, whilst the 70mm and 150mm equivalent ones utilise a folded-optics design. When taking a picture, 10 of the cameras fire simultaneously and the resulting images are then "computationally fused" to create a clear, highly detailed final photograph (up to 52 megapixels when shooting at the 35mm or 70mm focal lengths). When working at the 150mm end, there is no superresolution advantage - the final images will have 13 megapixels, which is the native pixel count of the individual sensors used - but having multiple cameras take the same shot at the same time still helps with keeping noise levels down and producing HDR imagery even for moving subjects. Additionally, the Light L16 uses depth mapping to allow for post-capture adjustment of the point of focus and depth of field.

Palo Alto based startup Light has announced the L16, a new kind of imaging device sporting 16 camera modules. Roughly the size of an iPhone 6S Plus in a case, the Light L16 has 5 cameras with 35mm equivalent lenses, 5 modules with 70mm equivalent primes and 6 units boasting 150mm equivalent...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Polaroid Snap

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras, Printers
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The Polaroid Snap is a 10-megapixel instant digital camera now available to pre-order on Photojojo.com. A throwback to Polaroids of old, the new Snap prints out photos onto 2"x3" ZINK paper thanks to an integrated printer using Zero Ink Printing technology, while saving a digital copy unto a microSD card. Thanks to its quick print abilities, consumers can shoot new images even while the Polaroid Snap is printing. The camera also features a photo booth mode, which takes six quick pictures in 10 seconds. Available in white and black, the Polaroid Snap instant camera can be yours for $99.99.

The Polaroid Snap is a 10-megapixel instant digital camera now available to pre-order on Photojojo.com. A throwback to Polaroids of old, the new Snap prints out photos onto 2"x3" ZINK paper thanks to an integrated printer using Zero Ink Printing technology, while saving a digital copy unto a microSD...

Ricoh GR II Premium Kit

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the first digital version of the Ricoh GR camera, Ricoh is launching a special Ricoh GR II Premium Kit. Alongside the camera itself, the special package features a selection of exclusive items including an aluminium case, a GC-6 leather camera jacket with a matching GS-3 neck strap, GV-1 external viewfinder, GW-3 Wide-angle conversion lens and a commemorative pin badge. Limited to 1,200 units worldwide, the Ricoh GR II Premium Kit will be available for £999.99.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the first digital version of the Ricoh GR camera, Ricoh is launching a special Ricoh GR II Premium Kit. Alongside the camera itself, the special package features a selection of exclusive items including an aluminium case, a GC-6 leather camera jacket with a matching...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ricoh WG-40 and WG-40W

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Ricoh has announced the Ricoh WG-40 and WG-40W waterproof compact cameras. Both models are designed to be waterproof to a depth of 14 meters, shockproof against falls from a height of 1.6 meters, and freeze-proof to temperatures as low as -10°C. They also provide a range of features to facilitate all types of still-image and movie shooting, including approximately 16.0 effective megapixels and Full HD movie recording capability. In addition to these features, the Ricoh WG-40W comes equipped with a host of Wi-Fi functions. A smartphone can be used to release the camera's shutter and set various functions from a distance, browse and download recorded images, and upload them to social networks and other websites. Do note that the Ricoh WG-40 and WG-40W will be marketed in Japan only.

Ricoh has announced the Ricoh WG-40 and WG-40W waterproof compact cameras. Both models are designed to be waterproof to a depth of 14 meters, shockproof against falls from a height of 1.6 meters, and freeze-proof to temperatures as low as -10°C. They also provide a range of features to...

Friday, September 4, 2015

Panasonic Launches Lumix Ambassador Programme

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Panasonic has launched its Lumix Ambassador programme. The first six ambassadors are Jonas Borg, Marco Crupi, Casey Gutteridge, Caroline Roxy, Ferdinand Wolf and Daimo Xanthopoulos. These photographers and cinematographers will host workshops across Europe and have their work, captured on Lumix cameras, displayed at the Panasonic Lumix Ambassador website.

Panasonic has launched its Lumix Ambassador programme. The first six ambassadors are Jonas Borg, Marco Crupi, Casey Gutteridge, Caroline Roxy, Ferdinand Wolf and Daimo Xanthopoulos. These photographers and cinematographers will host workshops across Europe and have their work, captured on Lumix cameras, displayed at the Panasonic Lumix Ambassador website.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Fujifilm Adds Windows 10 Support to Seven X-Series Cameras

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Having issued a Windows 10 compatibility announcement at the beginning of this month, Fujifilm now released firmware updates for seven X-series compacts and CSCs. These include the Fujifilm X100S, X100T (pictured), X20, X30, X-Pro1, XQ2 and X-E2 models. Similar firmware upgrades for other Fuji cameras are planned to be released later this year.

Having issued a Windows 10 compatibility announcement at the beginning of this month, Fujifilm now released firmware updates for seven X-series compacts and CSCs. These include the Fujifilm X100S, X100T (pictured), X20, X30, X-Pro1, XQ2 and X-E2 models. Similar firmware upgrades for other Fuji cameras are planned to be...

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Canon UK Announce New Promotion

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As Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon is giving customers the chance to win one of 50 pairs of tickets when they buy a selected Canon product. The offer runs until 31st October 2015 for eligible products purchased from UK or ROI retailers. Eligible products include the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (pictured), EOS 750D and EOS 760D digital SLR cameras, the EOS M3 compact system camera, the PowerShot G7 X, SX60 and SX710 compacts, and the PIXMA MG7550, PIXMA MG6650 and SELPHY CP910 printers. Customers purchasing one of these products will also receive a free Gilbert Official Rugby World Cup 2015 Replica Ball.

As Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015, Canon is giving customers the chance to win one of 50 pairs of tickets when they buy a selected Canon product. The offer runs until 31st October 2015 for eligible products purchased from UK or ROI retailers. Eligible products include the Canon EOS 7D Mark...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Casio Exilim EX-ZR3000

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Casio Exilim EX-ZR3000 is a raw-capable digital compact camera with a 1/1.7"-type back-illuminated CMOS sensor, a 25-300mm (eq.) f/2.8-6.3 lens, plus Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Other highlights include a 3-inch, 921,600-dot LCD screen that tilts up 180 degrees, plus a front-mounted secondary shutter release to facilitate the capture of self-portraits. The camera can record 1080p movies at 30 frames per second, and reduced-resolution videos at up to 1,000fps. The Casio Exilim EX-ZR3000 will become available on 31st July (in Japan) in Black and White. The initial monthly production volume is 10,000 units. There is no word on international availability and pricing.

The Casio Exilim EX-ZR3000 is a raw-capable digital compact camera with a 1/1.7"-type back-illuminated CMOS sensor, a 25-300mm (eq.) f/2.8-6.3 lens, plus Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Other highlights include a 3-inch, 921,600-dot LCD screen that tilts up 180 degrees, plus a front-mounted secondary shutter release to facilitate the capture...

Casio Exilim EX-ZR60

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Casio Japan has announced the Exilim EX-ZR60, a 16-megapixel compact camera with a 25-250mm equivalent zoom lens, a 180° tilting LCD screen and a secondary shutter release on the front panel to facilitate the capture of self-portraits. The camera features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for easy image sharing via Ripplex's Scene smartphone app, plus a range of "SELPHY Art" modes whose effects can be previewed on-screen. Due to be released on 28th August (in Japan), the Casio Exilim EX-ZR60 will be available in Green, Pink and White. The initial monthly production volume is estimated at 15,000 units. Pricing to be confirmed.

Casio Japan has announced the Exilim EX-ZR60, a 16-megapixel compact camera with a 25-250mm equivalent zoom lens, a 180° tilting LCD screen and a secondary shutter release on the front panel to facilitate the capture of self-portraits. The camera features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for easy image sharing via...

Thursday, July 16, 2015

SIGMA dp0 Quattro LCD Viewfinder Kit

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Sigma UK have announced a new dp0 Quattro kit, comprising the ultra-wide-angle dp0 Quattro and LVF-01 LCD Viewfinder. Featuring a 14mm F4 lens (equivalent to a 21mm lens on a 35mm camera) and a Foveon sensor, the Sigma dp0 Quattro (read review) is perfectly suited to landscape photography - while the addition of the Sigma LVF-01 LCD Viewfinder cuts off outside light and magnifies the LCD display 2.5 times, allowing photographers to check focusing and composition more easily. The new kit has a suggested retail priceof £999.99.

Sigma UK have announced a new dp0 Quattro kit, comprising the ultra-wide-angle dp0 Quattro and LVF-01 LCD Viewfinder. Featuring a 14mm F4 lens (equivalent to a 21mm lens on a 35mm camera) and a Foveon sensor, the Sigma dp0 Quattro (read review) is perfectly suited to landscape photography - while...

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ330 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ330 compact camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ330 superzoom camera, which features a 25x optical zoom lens with an effective focal length of 24-600mm.

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ330 compact camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ330 superzoom camera, which features a 25x optical zoom lens with an effective focal length of 24-600mm.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ330

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ330 is a new super-zoom camera with a LEICA DC lens boasting an F2.8 aperture throughout its 25-600mm zoom range. With the new addition of Panasonic’s latest 4K technologies, the DMC-FZ330 will put 4K shooting in the palm of your hand. The LUMIX DMC-FZ330’s 12-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and new Venus Engine maximise the sensitivity and speed of image processing. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ330 will be available in August for £499.99.

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ330 is a new super-zoom camera with a LEICA DC lens boasting an F2.8 aperture throughout its 25-600mm zoom range. With the new addition of Panasonic’s latest 4K technologies, the DMC-FZ330 will put 4K shooting in the palm of your hand. The LUMIX...

Friday, June 26, 2015

Polaroid Cube+

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The next generation of the Polaroid Cube "lifestyle action camera," the WiFi-enabled Polaroid Cube+, made its debut at CE Week 2015. Compatible with iOS and Android devices via the Polaroid Cube+ app, users can sync the camera with their smartphone or tablet to capture and share their 1080p videos and still images instantaneously. The app allows users to control their Polaroid Cube+ lifestyle action camera through their mobile device, or use their device as a viewfinder. Additionally, users can edit, save, print and share their videos and photos instantly from their mobile device using the app. The Polaroid Cube+ will become available in August, priced at $149.

The next generation of the Polaroid Cube "lifestyle action camera," the WiFi-enabled Polaroid Cube+, made its debut at CE Week 2015. Compatible with iOS and Android devices via the Polaroid Cube+ app, users can sync the camera with their smartphone or tablet to capture and share their 1080p videos and still...

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sony RX10 II and Sony RX100 IV Preview

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At a recent event held at Pinewood studios near London, we were able to sample Sony’s upcoming RX10 II and RX100 IV cameras. Both come equipped with new-generation 1-inch Exmor RS sensors for improved image processing speed and 4K video recording. Each camera boasts significantly quicker burst shooting speeds, as well as super-fast 1000fps recording for slow motion video clips. The RX10 II and RX100 IV also receive a faster maximum shutter speed and an improved OLED viewfinder.

At a recent event held at Pinewood studios near London, we were able to sample Sony’s upcoming RX10 II and RX100 IV cameras. Both come equipped with new-generation 1-inch Exmor RS sensors for improved image processing speed and 4K video recording. Each camera boasts significantly quicker burst shooting...

Thursday, June 18, 2015

DxO ONE

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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DxO today introduced the DxO ONE, a smartphone-controlled, raw-capable camera module featuring a 1"-type sensor and a 32mm (eq.) f/1.8 lens with a 6-bladed aperture diaphragm. The 20.2-megapixel DxO ONE is a premium camera that attaches to your iPhone or iPad via the Lightning connector, turning the smartphone/tablet display into the camera’s viewfinder. A free iOS app enables control of the individual settings on the DxO ONE camera, including aperture, shutter speed (from 15s to 1/8000s), and ISO (from 100 to 51200). In addition to an Auto mode, the DxO ONE app offers various capture modes, including multiple Scene modes, Speed, Aperture Priority, or full Manual mode – and the user interface automatically adapts to the selected mode for a unique user experience. For the ultimate in noise-free image quality – even in very low light – users can choose to capture images in DxO’s new SuperRAW format. A SuperRAW file is the result of 4 raw frames captured in quick succession. When the DxO ONE camera is connected to a Mac or PC, the DxO Connect companion software automatically merges the four images together using the very latest in spatial and temporal noise reduction. The DxO ONE also records videos at 1080p/30fps or 720p/120fps, and swivels ±60° enabling creative perspectives. The DxO ONE is available for pre-order at £499, with delivery planned for Q4 2015.

DxO today introduced the DxO ONE, a smartphone-controlled, raw-capable camera module featuring a 1"-type sensor and a 32mm (eq.) f/1.8 lens with a 6-bladed aperture diaphragm. The 20.2-megapixel DxO ONE is a premium camera that attaches to your iPhone or iPad via the Lightning connector, turning the smartphone/tablet display...